Friday, December 30, 2011

1 year ago today....

Wow.  I still can't decide if this year has gone by really fast or really slow.  Depends on what I'm thinking about, really.  When I think about all that Carter's been through it seems reeeaaaaalllllyyyyyyy lllloooooonnnnngggggg.  But when I think that my baby is already almost 13 months old I think this year has flown by.  But tonight, I'm thinking about that stupid day one year ago when that dumb doctor (yeah, I'm hating the messenger) told us that our perfect little boy had leukemia.  I remember so clearly certain moments of that night but much of it is a blur.  I'm just glad we've put a full year between us and that lame-o night.  I've been thinking about the roller coaster it's been ever since and thought about taking you all on a photo journey of this year.  BUT, I don't want to.  It's still painful to look at pictures from last January.  And February.  And March... I think you see where I'm going with this.  So instead, here's some pictures from this past month.  Carter is doing so well.  It was very fitting that he included in his prayer tonight "I hope that I will never get a dragon again".  I hope so, too, buddy.  I hope so, too.

He has grown and learned so much through all of this.  He amazes me with his maturity and wisdom and ability to communicate his emotions.  He is even more stubborn now, but also very sweet.  He still talks about different things that he's had to do and still has to do and it's sad and kinda cool how he describes it all.  I like hearing his perspective.  He's gonna do big things with his life.

We are glad to (almost) be rid of 2011.  Bring on 2012!


  1. I am so glad to hear how fantastic Carter is doing. He looks awesome! And I can see those curls really starting to sprout on his head. Yay!

  2. He looks so great, and acts like any other 4 year old, most of the time, (sometimes he is wise beyond his years). We LOVED having all of you with us, we miss you so much. We love you!